Step Forward Day Recap: Men's Volleyball

Marv Dunphy at Step Forward Day

Sept. 14, 2012

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MALIBU, Calif. – As part of the 2012 Step Forward Day, the men’s volleyball team hosted a clinic at Alumni Park for the members of the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL). 

Sophomore Evan Dean (Corona del Mar, Calif./Corona del Mar HS) shares his thoughts on the day:

"Step Forward Day was awesome this year. It was a great experience to come out and be mentors to these kids while teaching them the game of volleyball. The kids were very enthusiastic and had a fun time learning the fundamentals of the game and the value of teamwork. At the end of the clinic, it was rewarding and humbling when some of the kids came up to me to tell me of the fun they had and asked me to sign their volleyball. I'm excited to do something like this again soon!"

Every year, students, alumni, faculty and staff gather for Pepperdine University’s Step Forward Day, an annual day of collective volunteer service. Now in its 24th year, the University has been committed to beginning each school year with a day of service to communities around the nation. Dozens of campus organizations, including several of the Waves’ athletics teams, assisted nonprofit groups, schools, churches and parks throughout Southern California. Alumni chapters across the county also made an impact by participating in organized service projects in their own communities.

Step Forward Day began in 1988 when two Pepperdine students recognized the need for volunteers in the local community and sought to encourage service among their peers. The projects began as small acts of service from helping to repair homes of local senior citizens to planting gardens at Webster Elementary School.

Click here to see what the swimming and diving team did for Step Forward Day.

Click here to see what the cross country and track and field team did for Step Forward Day.



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